YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Oman

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training in the waters off the coast of California or forward deployed to the North Arabian Sea, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

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An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Gulf of Oman.

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An SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 conducts touch-and-go maneuvers aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) in the Pacific Ocean.

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Sailors respond to a simulated fire during drill on the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) in the Arabian Gulf.

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The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) receives fuel from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Arabian Gulf.

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The amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departs Kiel, Germany, at the conclusion of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2013 in Kiel, Germany.

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